Cambodian PM falsely claims MFP would expel migrants

Hun Sen stirs anxiety among countrymen ahead of election in which he is almost unopposed.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has falsely claimed that the election-winning Move Forward Party plans to expel Cambodian workers from Thailand.

The veteran strongman made the claim at a rally attended by 17,000 workers from an industrial park in Kandal province on Saturday, the Khmer Times reported.

He said any plan by Thailand to expel foreign migrant workers — especially those from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar — may have a dramatic impact not only on the three countries’ economy, but also on the Thai economy which relies heavily on foreign labour.

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